Here is the final poster draft for my film. I have used 6 original photographs in this poster. Click on the image for a better quality image
This is my intertextuality mood-board currently, the things that I will be making reference to and trying to show through my film.
In order they are Katy Perry, Inception, Armin Arlelrt, and The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time.
Age – 24
Psychological Profile – Calm, relaxed, positive. Becomes darker, worried, depressed, shows mild cases of insanity towards end of the film.
Jason is the main protagonist of the film. At the beginning, he is found in front of the dead body of Richard Hunt, his friend.
His first reaction to seeing the body is to run away. During the run, he manages to smash his head and fall into a ditch, causing him to wake up the next day with amnesia.
His main goal is to piece together what happened the night before after the police begin to tell him that he may have been involved in a murder that night.
However, the memories that he recover begin to take their toll on his psychological profile, as the information begins to piece together to create the idea that Jason was the murderer.
Costume; Black trousers, white shirt, blazer, black shoes, slicked hair
Lewis Joslin has taken the role of Jason Smith.
Psychological Profile – Worried, Stressed, Confused.
Paula was the other character to witness the murder of Richard Hunt, who was also a good friend to Paula as well as Jason.
After seeing Jason run from the scene, the police come in to take her away, but she convinces the police that the murderer is Jason.
She is still taken in for interrogation, but has become too paralysed with fear about witnessing such an event, and is the one to witness the corruption of Detective Jackson firsthand.
She has had history of breaking the law, but only through petty crimes such as theft.
Costume; Long black skirt, white shirt, scarf round shoulder, curly hair, red lips, belt, black boots/shoes, knife
Cara Weatherley has taken the role of Paula Grayson.
Psychological Profile – Negative, Violent, Short Tempered.
Detective Jackson has been the officer chosen to investigate the murder of Richard Hunt.
He has two suspects, known as Paula Grayson and Jason Smith. However, all is not as it seems with Jackson.
He has abused his rights as detective many times previously and has a reputation of using violence to get the answers he needs or taking matters into his own hands rather than agreeing with the law.
Costume; Tweed jacket, white shirt, black tie, black/brown shoes, black hat, glasses, waistcoat, magnifying glass
Robert Nash has taken the role of Detective Jackson.
Psychological Profile – Laid back, humorous, Positive.
A long time friend of both Paula Grayson and Jason Smith, Richard was found dead at his own home in the late hours of the night.
Both Paula and Jason have been suspected of Richard’s murder, it still remains unknown who committed the murder and what the motive was.
All that is known is that a kitchen knife was the weapon of choice.
Costume; Black trousers, white shirt, blood stain, black shoes, hat fallen off
Ed Mitchell has taken the role of Richard Hunt.
The character profiles were made by Lewis Joslin and the costume ideas and photos were taken by Harriet Kersey
Opening titles and character names running with sound in the background of a murder happening.
Scream of pain heard and then a body collapsing to the floor.
Paula: No…. no no NO!!!
Titles finish rolling and the black background of the titles fades into the scene, revealing two main characters, Jason Smith and Paula Grayson, and a dead body on the floor, the body of Richard Hunt. A terrified and shocked look is shown on both of their faces.
Jason: What the… did… that really just…happen?
Paula stands in silence, paralysed in fear, then attempts to say something, but this ends up as a whisper that can’t be heard. She eventually manages to say something.
Paula: Get out… Now.
Jason: But, I can’t le..
Paula: (A mixture of anger and fear) Now.
Paula begins to break down and kneels on the floor, eventually choosing to sit. Jason runs out as quick as he can.
Jason runs through the forest, through many different areas, as fast as he can, not caring where he’s going, just hoping that he gets as far away from what just happened as possible.
Jason: (In his head) What the hell did I do? Richard… he didn’t deserve it… but it’s too late now… he’s lying in a pool of his own blood. I just have to get out of here. As quick as possible. I just want to escape it all. Forget it all. Just move on…
After a while of running, Jason becomes exhausted and loses focus. He loses his footing, smashes his head on the side of a tree as he falls, and then collapses on the ground, unconscious.
The scene shifts to Detective Jackson arriving at the scene of the murder, having been informed by a worried neighbour after hearing screaming and then seeing a man darting out of the house. The scene then shifts again to Paula inside the house by herself, who still remains sat down, still shocked.
Paula: What… just happened. What did I do? What did he do? Who said what? This is all just a big mess… I don’t know how I feel… This is horrible… just horrible… like a nightmare… Richard? No… he’s dead…
Jackson walks in to discover Paula sitting next to the body, a knife on the floor in front of her, motionless, in shock, about to break down.
Jackson: Your first kill? It shows… most are like this after they do it. And don’t try and lie your way out of this. There’s a dead body on the floor. There’s a knife on the floor directly in front of you covered in blood, and you’re the only one here. Something tells me that it may be you. You’re under arrest for suspicion of murder.
Paula: (Still sitting on the floor, scared) No! It…it wasn’t me! Please… you have to understand! It was him… Jason! He ran… he put the knife in my hand and ran… I tried to resist… but there was nothing I could do… I’m innoce… (Paula passes out from exhaustion and fear)
The screen cuts to black as Paula loses consciousness. The scene shifts to Jason waking up. He finds himself unable to remember anything.
Jason: Wh… what?? What’s going on?
A few fragments of the memory of the night before happen in Jason’s head, this begins to him believing that he is a murderer. The images seen are Richard collapsing, Paula backing away in fear, and Jason running. After the flashbacks have finished, Jason simply stands in shock at what he believes might have occurred. The screen cuts to black with the title appearing also. The opening ends.
The script was created by Lewis Joslin.
Inspiration for lines of the script were taken from myself.
We will give a copy of this to each of our actors so they know what lines they have to learn and what to do.
This is the script that my group is going to be using for the auditions for our Film Noir film. It is the first scene, and it gives a simple but effective of what the actual film is going to be. I thought that I gave a good explanation of who the audience should currently think killed the victim, and who the different characters are, and what they do.
The first shot would be a fade in to find 3 people in a room, one dead, one with a knife in the hand, Paula Grayson, the other the main protagonist, Jason Smith. The protagonist becomes very worried and runs out of the house into the distant forest, police sirens in the background. He is struggling to take in what has just happened so is unable to focus properly, and as he is running through the forest, he trips up, falls into a ditch, knocks his head and is rendered unconscious. The scene then shifts to Jackson, who has been called onto the scene to investigate what has happened, seeing the woman who was inside the house with the knife, and taking him into custody. The next day, the protagonist wakes up and has forgotten everything about who he is and what happened the previous night. Two officers walk by and work out that he may know something about the events of last night, and so take him to the police station.
Paula: “W-w-what happened?”
Jason: “I… don’t… know… run… I just gotta run…”
Paula: “Why? Why are you blaming this on me?”
Jason: “Because it’s YOUR fault! You are the one who did it, you’re the one who should take the blame for it. This all began because you couldn’t take the blame for your actions!”
Jason runs and Paula exits the scene
As Jason is running, there is a narrative of his voice.
During the acted live version, the character will stop, turn to the audience and say the lines
Jason: “I… She… came at me…” continues to run “Or, did I go for him?…” continues to run “I don’t understand anymore…”
He falls on the floor, curtains open/lights are exposed greatly. Paula enters the scene
Paula: “What just happened? What did I do? What did they do? Who said what? I don’t know how I feel anymore… I’m shocked… Richard? Nope, he’s dead…”
Detective: “So, considering you have a knife in your hands, there is a dead body on the floor, and you’re the only one here, by the power of my deduction, by the power invested in me, you are arrested under the suspicion of murder.”
Paula: “NO! It wasn’t me… I didn’t do it… it was Jason! He ran… as soon as he did it, he placed the knife in my hand, and ran. I tried to resist, but I wasn’t strong enough, there was nothing I could do.”
Detective: “Well, we’ll try and find him, but for now. You’re coming with me.
Imagine you lost your memory, had no memory of anything before a set day. You still have all of your basic functions, but you don’t know who you are.
Someone would have to tell you who you are, what you like, what you dislike, things that you do often, who you’re friends are, and what you do in life.
That would be mental. You would have no idea of who you really were for the rest of your life, I think I would go mental 😛
Just my thoughts from when the Bourne films got brought up in Media, it made me think.